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Henry VIII, After Hans Holbein the Younger, c1560-80

David Starkey, one of Britain's finest historians joined Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott to discuss the fascinating subject of royal portraiture from Holbein to Mario Testino.

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About Learning

We aim to inspire audiences to engage, enjoy and learn about the Royal Collection and Official Residences of The Queen, by delivering learning programmes and resources online or on-site.

Our key audiences are:

  • School teachers and pupils
  • Families
  • Visitors with access needs
  • Adult learners

To contact us please telephone +44 (0)20 7766 7323 or e-mail learning@royalcollection.org.uk.

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School sessions

This workshop highlights the many possibilities for inspiring Creative Writing from paintings, in comparison to more familiar sources such as books and the internet.  Focussing on characters within the paintings, drawings and miniatures featured in ... Read more about Creative Writing: Writing out of History, Tudors and Stuarts

Trying on replica armour during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Was armour heavy and hard to move around in?  What did it take to be a medieval knight?  What's the word for an armour shoe? Pupils learn fascinating facts about armour worn by kings, princes and knights, and discover how and why it evolved from ... Read more about Was armour heavy? Let's find out....

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